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May 6, 2022

INDUSTRY NOTICE: New Required Signs

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) is directing license and permit holders who are required to post the following signs at their business premises to post updated versions released by TABC. These are the: TABC Complaint Sign: Required for license and permit holders that sell or serve to ultimate consumers. Human Trafficking Sign: Required for holders of a BG, BQ, MB, N/NB/NE, BE and BF license/permit without an FB Certificate. While TABC encourages businesses to post the new signs in a timely manner, TABC auditors will not issue penalties for displaying the old signs while the agency provides businesses time to transition.

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April 29, 2022

INDUSTRY NOTICE: Late Filing Fees for Temporary Event Authorizations

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is reminding industry members that Temporary Event Approvals (TEAs) and Nonprofit Entity Temporary Event Permits (NTs) must be submitted at least 10 business days before the start date of an event to avoid paying late fees. Submissions of a TEA request or NT application are subject to the following late filing fees if submitted less than 10 business days prior to the start date of the event: $300 for applications received nine to seven business days before the event.  $500 for applications received six to four business days before the event.  $900 for applications received three to one business day before the event.  Late filing fees do not apply to File and Use Notifications or to NT permits that are specifically for auctions.  Visit TABC’s Temporary Event Authorizations page to learn more.

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April 11, 2022

INDUSTRY NOTICE: Food and Beverage Certificate Audits

TABC will begin scheduling audits in the coming months with current Food and Beverage Certificate holders. TABC randomly selects businesses for this audit each year to ensure the certificate holders meet the eligibility requirements.

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Jan 28, 2022

INDUSTRY NOTICE: Starting April 1, all licenses/permits past their expiration dates cannot conduct licensed/permitted activities unless renewal is submitted

Since September 2021, TABC has provided license/permit holders with a  temporary extended grace period beyond their expiration date, during which they were allowed to continue operating and to renew their licenses/permits. TABC made this unprecedented exception to ensure no business loses their ability to operate or their license/permit as they transition into TABC’s new online system, the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS).  After numerous improvements to AIMS and more than six months of extended grace periods, TABC is ending the temporary extended grace periods on March 31, 2022. This serves as notice of the final grace period extension.  Resuming April 1, 2022, all licenses/permits that are beyond their expiration date are considered expired and the holder of such expired licenses/permits cannot conduct licensed/permitted activities until TABC receives their completed renewal application and renewal fee within 30 days of their expiration date, or until they apply for and TABC issues them an original license/permit (if their old licensed/permit has been expired for more than 30 days). Businesses currently operating on an expired license/permit must submit and pay for their renewal application by March 31, 2022, to avoid any interruptions to your licensed/permitted activities. If you have not yet begun the process of renewing your expired license or permit, it is strongly recommended you begin the process as soon as possible. Businesses without a valid license/permit, or those who have not filed their renewal application with applicable fees before April 1, 2022, may no longer manufacture, distribute or sell alcohol, nor receive shipments from wholesalers/distributors. Please Note: This notice applies to renewal applications only; all other changes requiring reporting to TABC must still be made according to the established timelines (e.g., change of address, change of officers, etc.).  

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Jan 24, 2022

AIMS Updates – Jan. 24, 2021

TABC has updated the AIMS Updates webpage containing an ongoing list of Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) improvements and issues the agency is working to resolve. View the AIMS Updates page.

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Jan 24, 2022

10-Year-Old Fighting Cancer Becomes Honorary TABC Agent

HOUSTON — Leaders from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission inducted 10-year-old Devarjaye Daniel as an honorary TABC Enforcement Agent on Jan. 24.  Devarjaye — currently battling cancer in his brain and spine — wants to join 100 law enforcement agencies and hopes to have a full-time career in law enforcement when he grows up.  He’s joined the ranks of nearly a dozen law enforcement agencies since last year, including the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Texas Department of Public Safety and multiple local agencies.  Leaders from TABC joined members of Devarjaye’s family for Monday’s swearing-in.  TABC is Texas’ third-largest law enforcement agency and is responsible for regulating all businesses which manufacture, distribute and sell alcohol. The agency’s 200-plus commissioned peace officers enforce the provisions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code and investigate alcohol-related crimes such as drunk driving accidents, assaults, overservice and sales of alcohol to minors. The agency also investigates organized crime taking place within TABC-licensed businesses, including human trafficking, money laundering and narcotics trafficking. 

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Jan 18, 2022

In Memoriam: TABC Remembers Officer Delbert H. Pearson

Forty-nine years ago today, Delbert H. Pearson was the first commissioned officer of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to die in the line of duty. Inspector Pearson was killed on Jan. 18, 1973, after identifying himself while confronting a suspect in an illegal whiskey stash investigation. Originally from Paris, Texas, Pearson served with TABC for nearly 21 years and was 55 at the time of his death. In 2020, TABC created the Pearson Award in his honor. The award is given to the graduate of the TABC Agent Academy who demonstrates the top physical skills performance in the class. Pearson was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Dec 17, 2021

INDUSTRY NOTICE: September 2021–January 2022 License Expiration Dates

Several updates have been made to the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) since it launched in September to improve your user experience. Businesses should continue onboarding into AIMS and filing renewals.

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Dec 10, 2021

AIMS Updates – Dec. 10, 2021

TABC has updated the AIMS Updates webpage containing an ongoing list of Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) improvements and issues the agency is working to resolve. View the AIMS Updates page.

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Nov 23, 2021

AIMS Updates – Nov. 23, 2021

TABC has updated the AIMS Updates webpage containing an ongoing list of Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) improvements and issues the agency is working to resolve. View the AIMS Updates page.

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